The Las Vegas Raiders are 2-0 heading into a big game against the Miami Dolphins, here are the 3 keys to victory in Week 3.
The Las Vegas Raiders are one of the early stories of the 2021 season as they overcame two tough AFC North opponents to improve to 2-0. The Week 1 match-up against the Baltimore Ravens is an early candidate for game of the year with all of the madness that took place in the fourth quarter and overtime.
The Week 2 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers was much more straightforward as the Raiders were in control for most of the game. They lead nearly from start to finish with the Steelers briefly taking a 7-6 lead in the second quarter.
While this is a bright start, any veteran Raiders fan will tell you that this team has been known to beat teams that they shouldn’t and lose to teams that they are better than on paper. The Miami Dolphins come to town as a wounded team with a backup quarterback and plenty of reasons to feel sorry for themselves after a big defeat to the Buffalo Bills.
The Dolphins have been a bugaboo team for the Raiders in recent history and there is no better example than last year‘s dramatic loss at the hands of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Arden Key, and Damon Arnette.
Unlike last season’s matchup in December, there is no playoff spot in jeopardy just yet but there is a chance for the Raiders to go 3-0 for the first time in 20 years. This early stretch was considered by many, including yours truly, as the toughest part of the schedule, and being 3-0 heading to Los Angeles to face the Chargers would be a massive boost for this team.
Here are 3 keys to how they can do just that.